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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Secret Garden..It's a choice

So, after I find the time, I started watching episode 13 of Secret Garden. I call this episode, "It's a Choice".

 Joo Won's Omma and Gil Ra Im met previously in episode 12 and although she frankly told Ra Im that she is not suited for her son, and how Joo Won admitted that he is attracted to her, but insisted that his mother must stop him in future if ever he would marry Gil Ra Im, which is so contradicting and confusing at the same time.

Gil Ra Im was so hurt. But then, Joo Won continued to pursue her and yes, in this episode, they finally let their feelings took over. Joo Won chose to be with her and so Ra Im  chose to follow her heart. Even though she was hurt with words that came out of Joo Won's Omma. She was ready to give up, but maybe, her feelings for him was too much.

Then the most wonderful thing happened.

In a party, in front of  everyone to see, Joo Won kissed Ra Im, while Oska was playing the piano and Seul was standing by the piano.

Joo Won is really  in love with her. He just can't help himself. He doesn't care if everyone is looking. What really mattered in that moment is that Ra Im was there..in front of him.

What follows were moments shared by these two couple.

Hyun Bin - That man (Eng sub)(Secret Garden OST)

Oh my! My heart..be still! I love his voice, his version of this song. Hyun Bin is so amazing, as an actor and now as he sings. Really! Secret Garden is becoming one of the nicest series I have watched. Am still in the 18th episode, and tears are coming from my eyes. The drama keeps me glued and excited at the same time to anticipate what will happen next. I don't want to take a peek..I just want to take each episode as it comes to understand fully the drama.

This is a great soundtrack...a melody that makes me sad yet be in love at the same time with the story of Kim Joo Won and Gil Ra Im.


Bae Yong Joon files a lawsuit against a paparazzo

by ramham424 @allkpop.com

Hallyu star Bae Yong Joon recently filed a lawsuit against a paparazzo who trespassed into his villa and took unauthorized photos which were published in a monthly magazine.
A representative from his agency, Keyeast, announced, “We have officially filed a lawsuit on February 18th against the paparazzo who violated Bae Yong Joon’s privacy“.
He elaborated on the issue, saying “The villa was purchased mainly for living. It has never been revealed to the public before, and the paparazzo went into the building and ground that are currently being remodeled. The pictures that he took were published in the February edition of ‘Lady Trend’. The building is a very private place, it definitely has a right to be protected. We’re very sad that something like this happened. It has reached far beyond violation of privacy, thus we filed a lawsuit for the protection of our actor’s private life“.
Bae Yong Joon purchased the villa last fall, located in Seoul, Sungbukdong, and started renovations. He is set to move in as soon as the renovations are complete.
Source: OSEN

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Yes/No Show with Matt Damon and Emily Blunt

Matt and Emily Blunt, co-stars of The Adjustment Bureau, got some very straightforward questions in ‘The Yes/No Show’. MTV's Josh Horowitz definitely has a curious mind.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

‘Secret Garden Concert’ tickets sell out in 5 minutes!

Wow! Chincha! SBS Secret Garden's popularity is not over yet. There will be an OST musical concert on March 12 @Seoul's Olympic Stadium and tickets were sold fast! 2,000 seats (tickets) were sold in 5 minutes, How fast is that?! 

Achieve Group DN, the production company for the “Secret Garden” OST, said that the large-scale concert would hold different stages they weren’t able to show in January’s concert. The production company also revealed that they’ve been requested by several international promoters to hold an overseas tour.
The concert boasts the participation of those artists who contributed to the OST, including Baek Ji YoungKim Bum Soo4menYirumaBOISYo Ah RiMi (美), and many others. The cast is said to also appear for the show, however, actor Hyun Bin will not be able to attend due to his enlistment with the Marines.
Source: Hankyung News via Nate

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Secret Garden..updating

No wonder Hyun Bin got the award for TOP Excellence as an actor in the recent KBS Drama Awards 2010. He is a great actor indeed! He played his role very well in Secret Garden.

Episode 6 made me laugh so hard..seeing Hyun Bin aka Kim Joo-Won and Ha Ji  Won aka Kil Ra Im switched  place. After Kil Ra Im was lost in the woods during their bicycle match with Oska (Yoon Sang Hyun), Joo-Won searched for her and found her tracks off beat, because the signboard was turned around. Finding her okay, KRI led JW towards a restaurant deep in the woods. They found an ajhuma who looked quite weird and served them food. The old lady also gave them two bottles of drink which KRl brought home.

Anyway, after they each drank the bottled liquid from the ajhuma, they fell asleep and the next day began the switching of bodies.:))

Hyun Bin looks cute acting a lady as KRI. I laughed at his facial expressions and whenever he screamed, it was really funny! There was this scene where Oska suddenly  tripped and HB acted on instinct to help him...and as KRI possessed, he touched Oska's lips unintentionally! HAHAHA!!!! If you could see his reaction and Oska's somewhat weird and frightened reaction as well! Great!

I like his role here. He can be a natural despite being a hunk! That's what good actors are and he is one.

I am now in episode 12 and the drama is getting serious. Actually it is not a triangular love story but a quadruple kind of love story. Yeun Sul(Kim Sa Rang) and Oska are ex lovers. YS is trying her revenge on Oska because she has not gotten over him and wants to use JW to further hurt Oska by blind dating JW who is Oska's cousin. On the other hand, KRI has a crush on Oska as a singer and she feels comfortable with him, unlike JW who acted he likes her but say words that hurt her, because of her status..her background.

Then there is JW Omma who does not want her son be associated with the likes of KRI.

The plot thickens..the motives unfolding..

I want to see how JW will come to terms with his feelings towards KRI. If he has enough guts to be with her to the very end.

Episode 11...


Monday, February 21, 2011

Hyun Bin in style...

cre: soompi.com
By: green-rose

The actor arrived at the Incheon International Airport along with Im Soo Jung. She came in separately for their 1 PM flight. Fans could not hide their excitement for the handsome actor, now dressed in a casual yet unique outfit, completely different from what the actor had worn previously.
Although the outfit he wore might not appear luxurious, the media could not help but break down the outfit in pieces for fans to enjoy. They discovered that the unique style was actually more expensive than it seemed. A breakdown of the famous star’s airport fashion:
  • Giorgio Brato leather jacket = $1,710 USD  
  • Alexander McQueen print T-shirt = $350 USD
  •  DSQUARED jeans = $690 USD
  • Julien David scarf = $790 USD
  • Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses = $300 USD
  • Giorgio Armani’s back angle boots = $1,000 USD
  • L’inoui backpack worth = $700 USD

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Hyun Bin in Sexy Black Tuxedo at the Berlin International Film Festivalh

By: cherryspirit @soompi.com

Our hot sexy star Hyun Bin is currently in Berlin, attending the “61st Berlin International Film Festival.” As it was reported earlier, he caught much attention for heading out for Germany in his stylish and luxurious airport outfit and he has been busy wowing everyone on the red carpet once again.

While Hyun Bin gained explosive popularity as Kim Joo Won in “Secret Garden,” he has been enjoying success of his two movies as well. Recently, his movie “Love Me, Love Me Not” (costarring Im Soo Jung) has been invited to the competition section of the “61st Berlin International Film Festival,” and “Late Autumn” (costarring Chinese actress Tang Wei) has received an official invitation to the forum section. He is enjoying the heyday of his life as it’s his very first time to walk down the red carpet in Berlin.

On Feb. 17th, Hyun Bin and Im Soo Jung, the couple of “Love Me, Love Me Not,” walked down the red carpet in their stunning black outfits. Hyun Bin wore a Giorgio Armani black tuxedo, while Im Soo Jung showed off her sexy back curves in her long, elegant, back-less black dress by ‘hexa by kuho.’

At the gala screening of “Love Me, Love Me Not” following the red carpet, Hyun Bin and Im Soo Jung went on stage as the leading actors and received a standing ovation from the audience. Hyun Bin enjoyed explosive responses from the Korean and German female audience, as he remarked on stage, in English, “Thanks for coming. I hope you enjoyed the film,” and continued on in Korean, “Umm I’m not sure what to say. I feel like I’m being tested. In comparison to when I watched it in Korea, I’m curious what the audience here in Germany, who have a different culture and language, thought about film.”

Meanwhile, on Feb. 18th, Hyun Bin and Im Soo Jung attended the press conference that was held at the Berlin Gran Hyatt Hotel. The film festival will end on the 19th and will announce the winners for each section. Hyun Bin will return back to Korea on the 21st.

Check out these fabulous photos that were taken in Berlin! He just glows where ever he goes, don’t you think? :D

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SHK Manager shows support to HB

Have been to soompi, browsing more news about my fave couple, Song hye Kyo and Hyun Bin. It seems that even though SHK did not have time to attend HB's VIP movie Premiere, where speculations once again soared high, SHK's manager, named Ms Park was seen (low key) there. 

"HyeKyo's personal manager, Ms Park was at the LA's vip to show the supports to HB...low key and good move..":wub: 
proof? here you go


Song Hye Kyo Did Not Come to Watch Hyun Bin’s Movie

repost from soompi.com

On the movie premier “Late Autumn” of Hyun Bin, his beautiful girlfriend Song Hye Kyo and close friend Jang Dong Gun were not present. Both were busy filming.

The evening of 2/11 – many South Korean stars attended the VIP premiere of "Late Autumn" at Yongsan CGV theater in Seoul, including Ha Ji Won, Kim Min Jong, Joo Jin Mo, and music group SHINee. The absence of Song Hye Kyo, his girlfriend (being rumored to split), and colleague, Jang Dong Gun, have garnered attention. 

According to DongA, the representative of Song Hye Kyo explained that she was filming her new movie "Nobody, Somebody," and also did not intend to attend this show. This person noted that from the beginning, the actress had no intention to watch the movie, and was not due to any trouble.

However, a source confirmed to the Sports Seoul: "There is no such thing that they have broken up. Recently, I met the two and knew that they are still in contact with each other through phone messages as before."

On 2/10, Hyun Bin first commented on the scrutiny of his personal privacy while being interviewed in a Korean newspaper. Recently, he and his girlfriend Song Hye Kyo have not much been seen together, at least when talking about each other on special occasions. Hyun Bin said to publicize the private life or not is the choice of each artist. He, himself, does not like publicity. 

Hyun Bin's career soared thanks to the drama "Secret Garden", while the activities of his girlfriend had been quiet.
The actor questioned why the press and public speculate one after the other of his love with Song Hye Kyo: "I do not know the type of ending everyone wants. What is considered a happy ending for a love? When that happens, we will all know."

Jang Dong Gun is also a colleague from the same management company with Hyun Bin. Both joined the company’s baseball team and are quite close friends. In early 2010, Hyun Bin also became Jang Dong Gun's neighbor when he bought an apartment worth billions of wons in Heukseok-Dong, Seoul. According to Sports Seoul, Jang Dong Gun is filming the movie "My Way" in a province far from Seoul and did not even go home during the Lunar New Year. 

In "Late Autumn" - Hyun Bin starred along the Chinese beauty, Tang Wei. The movie takes place in America. Tang Wei plays a female inmate of Chinese heritage, who has been released for three days to go home to Seattle for her mother's funeral. On the way, she meets a Korean man (Hyun Bin) and a romance, has quietly been blooming. Movie is set to release in South Korea on 2/17. 

Source: Video4viet - Hoa Ca

(Bin "is close to ideal Song" gyeolbyeolseol dismissed) 현빈 "송혜교 이상형에 가깝다" 결별설 일축


[TV리포트 조의지 기자] 배우 현빈이 연인 송혜교를 언급하며 결별설을 일축했다.
현빈은 지난 18일 YTN TV 'YTN 투나잇'과의 전화 인터뷰에서 '공식 연인 송혜교가 이상형에 근접한가'라는 질문을 받았다.
이에 현빈은 "그렇죠. 아무래도"라며 그간 일각에서 제기한 결별설을 일축하는 답변을 해 눈길을 끌었다. 연예계 공식 커플인 현빈과 송혜교는 공식 석상에서 서로에 대한 언급을 하지 않아 결별설에 휩싸인 바 있다.
앞서 현빈은 자신의 이상형에 대해 "배우라는 직업 자체가 불규칙하고 외부에서 보내야 하는 시간이 많다"며 "때문에 내가 하는 일을 잘 이해해주는 사람을 만나고 싶다"고 말했다.
현빈은 영화 '사랑한다. 사랑하지 않는다'로 제 61회 베를린 영화제에 공식 초청받아 현재 베를린에 머물고 있다.
사진=TV리포트 DB
조의지 기자 naeuiji@tvreport.co.kr

translated via google...

Hyun Bin, Yes, Song Hye Kyo is closest to my ideal.

[TV Report jouiji News] Actor Hyun Bin Song Hye Kyo, referring to a lover dismissed gyeolbyeolseol.
Bin in the last 18 days YTN TV 'YTN Tonight' in a telephone interview with the 'official close to the ideal one is a lover Song' was the question.
And Hyun Bin, "Yes. Somehow," said some in the meantime, to respond to dismiss filed gyeolbyeolseol attracted attention. Hyun Bin and Song Hye Kyo Official keopeulin entertainment in public, not to comment on each other gyeolbyeolseol has been ravaged.
Bin prior to his ideal of the "actors from outside the profession itself is irregular and a lot of time to spend" and "understands so well what I want to meet people," he said.
Bin the movie 'I love you. Does not love 'for the 61st Berlin Film Festival has officially invited to stay here in Berlin.
Photo = TV reports DB
Jouiji reporters naeuiji@tvreport.co.kr

The translations are not really accurate..well, it's the best I can do to understand somehow the article. But what's the good news is that it is an updated news, and it dismissed totally all the negative rumours surrounding the couple:))

Well, I am definitely a fan!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

qoutes about life

Life is like a blanket too short.  You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night.  ~Marion Howard

Life is like a coin.  You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.  ~Lillian Dickson

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.  ~Erich Fromm

For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.  ~Albert Camus

I say to my child, I will explain to you as much of life as I can, but you must remember that there is a part of life for which you are the explanation.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com


Petition to preserve SS501 fan page circulating online

by sarahsusiepak@allkpop

F.T. Island’s Hongki recently retweeted a post by a fan about a petition to keep SS501’s fan page alive.
Although the SS501 members have gone their separate ways after their contracts expired, the members have promised on a number of occasions that they would regroup to perform at some point in the future.  However, the SS501 fanclub, known as SS601, is faced with closure, with the page officially shutting down on February 28th.
As such, some fans have gotten together and created a petition to keep “the cornerstone of SS501 fans” from disappearing.  So far, nearly 500 people have signed the petition.
Source: Hongki’s Twitter & Daum Agora “SS601 Fans Opposed To Closure”